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Wanted: A countess for the most feared lord in London
With a family legacy tainted by murder and madness, Phineas Brand, the Earl of Holstoke, is having a devil of a time securing a proper wife—or even an improper one. Society misses faint at the sight of him. Matchmaking mamas scurry to avoid him. Only one woman is bold enough to keep drawing near, and she’s more scandalous than he is.

Caution: A lady’s brazen ways may lead to ruin
Lady Eugenia Huxley knows all about running aground in the marriage mart, thanks to a scandal involving a footman and too much drink. No matter. She’ll gladly pursue millinery over matrimony. But when her sister’s spurned suitor returns to London in search of a wife, she can’t resist offering him a bit of courtship advice, even if the chilly, brilliant, honorable Lord Holstoke does give her shivers—heated, head-to-toe shivers that are anything but fearful.

Danger: This match may be combustible
After a series of vicious murders brings suspicion to Holstoke’s door, Eugenia risks everything to be his alibi. The only rational remedy is to marry the minx before she generates another scandal. Yet, the dangers don’t end at the altar. A poisonous enemy coils ever closer, threatening the woman who awakens his soul. How far will he go to protect her? That may be the greatest danger of all.

August 3
Elisa Braden
Smashwords, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Nessland10 ,


This book was delightful from beginning to end. It had the right balance of drama and romance. Genie was such a fun heroine and Phinneas equally so. I so wish there were more books devoted to just them.

Jnelle87 ,

An amazing author

This was such a unique book. Full of humor, romance, mystery and history. Enjoyed reading and re-reading it.

TrayDNP16 ,


I have to say this is my second favorite in the series after Jane and her duke. I love the Huxley family and this story featuring Eugenia did not disappoint. Great read

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